Bolingbrook Park District Receives Grant from Illinois American Water

Belleville, Ill. (April 26, 2018) – Illinois American Water announced today that nine watershed initiatives across the state will receive funding through the company’s 2018 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling $20,750 for community projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. 

This announcement is being made in conjunction with Earth Week to remind consumers of the vital need to protect our precious resource every day for future generations.  “At Illinois American Water, Earth Day is every day.  Our team works hard to not only provide clean water for life, but for our communities to thrive,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water.  

Bolingbrook Park District will receive a $4,000 grant for the DuPage River Ecological Improvements which focuses on removing invasive species from along the DuPage River and restoring the natural landscape.  The project will reduce the occurrence of invasive species to less than 10% in the area. In addition, native planting will restore the natural landscape.

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About Illinois American Water - Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville.